Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Aviation program leads the industry in providing future flight professionals top-quality instruction in the fields of professional and aviation management. As the only four-year, accredited program in the state, we bring out the best in our future flyers and aviation professionals. More than 90 percent of Aviation graduates report they are working in the field, with many flying as aircrew for domestic and international carriers. Student Achievement Data

Our Partners

Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program logo     Endeavor Air logo     Republic Airlines logo

North Star Aviation logo     SkyWest Airlines logo     Sun Country Airlines logo


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Career Opportunities

A B.S. in Aviation prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities within the field.

Depending on interests and degree concentration, job titles could include:

  • Professional pilot in a corporate, commercial or military setting
  • Flight instructor
  • Airport or airline administrator
  • Airline dispatcher or air traffic controller

Effective August 1, 2016, the Aviation programs and courses do not qualify for GI Bill® or VA education benefits. Please consult with the Registrar’s Office for guidance.

Aviation Forms

Aviation forms – specific to current aviation students.

Prospective Undergraduate Student

Aviation Forms and Information for anyone who is interested in the Aviation Program.

Master of Science in Aviation Safety OnlineComputer screen.

The 100% Online Master of Science in Aviation Safety program is designed to meet the needs of the aviation industry by providing advanced graduate-level study that is preferred by many employers in the aviation field.

Aeronautics Minor

Designed for any major interested in learning the fundamentals of the Aeronautical and Aviation Sciences.

Private Flight Minor

Designed for specialization in the private flight industry.

Professional Flight Minor

Designed for any major interested in pursuing flight as a profession.

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Aviation Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff in the Aviation program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Handbook for Aviation

This Student Handbook can help Aviation students answer policy and procedure questions as well as understand some of the unique parts of our program.

AABI Accreditation

The Department of Aviation, as part of our commitment to providing a quality educational experience, has crafted a Bachelor of Science in Aviation which is fully accredited by AABInternational.

Aviation Learning Community

Do you have a passion for flying? The Aviation Learning Community is for students who have something in common and want to take courses together during their first year on campus. Learn more about how an Aviation Learning Community may be a great fit for you!